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White's Ferry

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 21 January 2015 in Transportation.

White's Ferry is the only cable ferry service that carries cars, bicycles, and pedestrians across the Potomac River. The ferry service started at this location in 1817. The Ferry can hold approximately 20-24 cars in a single trip. Here I am waiting on the Virginia side to cross over to the Maryland side of the Potomac River.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2019 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

Maxine from Christchurch, New Zealand

Great to see it still in use. Some of the remote farms that can only be got to by water use barges like this to get stock out and supplies in.most are owned by the farmer. (NZ) nice image.

21 Jan 2015 5:23am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I like how they set those rules out nice and clear . .

21 Jan 2015 6:04am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très pratique. .. génial.
Magnifiques couleurs, lumière et reflets.
Belles vibrations de l'eau.
Très très belle photo.
bonne journée. )

21 Jan 2015 7:30am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Très pratique

21 Jan 2015 8:02am

michel creze from le havre, France

Excellent reflection !

21 Jan 2015 8:53am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful shot - we hardly ever see ferries in the modern world.

21 Jan 2015 9:08am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un très bel effet miroir!

21 Jan 2015 9:27am

Laurette from Lonehill - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture with beautiful exposure. Love the reflections in the water.

21 Jan 2015 10:08am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb reflections Elaine

21 Jan 2015 10:10am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Aren't those old ferries fun? Went to school with a girl whose father was the "Ferry man."

21 Jan 2015 11:13am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Although useful for lakes and rivers !! nice shot

21 Jan 2015 12:13pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

don´t see that sort of thing around here,great frame.

21 Jan 2015 12:24pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue de ce ferry avec les reflet superbe compo.
Belle journée

21 Jan 2015 12:28pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

The ferry is important for their lives. It has worked for people for alomst 200 years, hasn't it. That sounds amazing. Wonderful capture of the transportation with nice reflections.
Have a nice day, Elaine. :)

21 Jan 2015 1:56pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Un superbe "pont flottant " !! :)

21 Jan 2015 2:40pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Nice reflections. Well done !

21 Jan 2015 3:05pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

It's great that a ferry has been operating that long and is still in use. It would be quite a kick to take the ferry across. Fine shot of it was nice reflections.

21 Jan 2015 4:11pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid composition with the reflectiions .

21 Jan 2015 5:15pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

very nice captured ;)

21 Jan 2015 5:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous reflections. It is amazing these cable ferries still work! How fun is that?

21 Jan 2015 6:39pm

normandy50 from tourlaville, France

marrant , jamais vu cela en France .... bonne soirée

21 Jan 2015 6:53pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Great colourful capture of the ferry --- and splendid reflections. I love ferries - most of the times you can enjoy the scene -
Kindest regards Elaine and a nice evening Monika

21 Jan 2015 7:02pm

Gary from The Southwest Deserts, United States

What's not to love about a ferry? You captured it beautifully!

21 Jan 2015 8:25pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful colors & light!
Amazing reflections!

21 Jan 2015 8:49pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

interesting to see, elaine, all those cars on the ferry!

beautiful reflections! : -))

21 Jan 2015 10:31pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I guess it runs even in bad weather, but I wouldn't want to cross if it was wet or rough.

22 Jan 2015 4:15am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

C'est si bien fait

22 Jan 2015 8:28am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, very interesting to this ferry in operation!

22 Jan 2015 7:05pm